1. Benedict (28-5) - Fred Watson's Tigers went farther than
any, winning SIAC regular season and tourney titles, before bowing
in Div. II South Region finals, one game short of Elite Eight.
2. Morgan State (22-11) - MEAC regular season
champ hampered by loss of league POY Jamar Smith in losing in
tourney finals and first round of NIT.
3. Alabama State (20-11) - SWAC regular season
titleist bowed out in tourney semis, first round of NIT.
4. Virginia Union (22-8) - CIAA regular season champ
played without one of its top scorers (Keith Blanks) in losing tourney finals and in D2 playoffs.
5. Coppin State (16-21) - Struggled in regular season but caught fire late to
win MEAC Tourney from 7th seed. Lost in NCAA play-in game.
6. Mississippi Valley State (17-16) - Second-seeded Devils made late
season run to SWAC Tourney title. Blasted by top-seed UCLA in NCAA West Regional.
7. Johnson C. Smith (21-10) - Came from fourth seed to win CIAA
Tournament. Bowed in first round of Div. II playoffs.
8. Hampton (18-12) - MEAC second-seed lost in tourney quarterfinals to
9. Claflin (24-2) - Best record in black college hoops including a win over
top-ranked Benedict. Was 22-2 vs. SIAC this season.
10. Elizabeth City State (20-7) - CIAA tourney's second seed fell in
quarterfinals to eventual tourney runners-up, Fayetteville State.
1. Prairie View (22-12) - SWAC regular season winner falls
in OT to Jackson State in tourney finals. Lost on buzzer-beater
to Texas State in WNIT.
(TIE) North Carolina A&T (25-8) - Swept to MEAC
regular season crown posting program's best record before losing
heartbreaker in tourney finals. Lost to South Carolina in WNIT.
3. Coppin State (22-12) - Second seed in MEAC
takes tourney title, battles gamely before losing in NCAAs to Maryland.
(TIE) Jackson State (18-14) - SWAC second seed
overcame Prairie View for SWAC tourney titie. Succumbed to LSU in NCAA first round.
5. Shaw (21-12) - CIAA regular season and tourney champ couldn't get out of
first round of Div. II South Atlantic Region.
(TIE) Tuskegee (21-9) - SIAC regular season and tourney champs bowed out in
first round of Div. II South Regional.
7. Johnson C. Smith (21-10) - CIAA Tourney runners-up fell in first round of
Div. II South Atlantic Region playoffs.
(TIE) Kentucky State (19-12) - SIAC Tourney runners-up fell in first round of
Div. II South Regional.
9. BOWIE STATE (22-6) - CIAA E. Div. champs and tournament second seed lost
in OT to JC Smith in tournament semifinals.
10. Langston (31-2) - Winners of the (NAIA) Red River Conference regular
season and tournament titles, lost in second round of NAIA nationals.